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Coding, robotics programs are engaging learners worldwide

Coding, robotics programs are engaging learners worldwide

11/20/2019

Topics: Coding & robotics, Robotics

On a visit to a class in Sitka, Alaska, we watched second grade students gain incredible experiences in computer science skills. The teacher, Cindy Duncan, believes in teaching young children to code, so she…

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4 ways to help students get workforce-ready

4 ways to help students get workforce-ready

01/10/2018

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Literacies, Makerspaces, professional learning, Project-based learning

Being a student should be a little like being an apprentice preparing for life in the real world. But when school is nothing like the future workplace, that goal is impossible to reach.

So what will the real world be like when students enter the workforce? We hear a lot about…

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Teach kids computer science through design and inquiry

Teach kids computer science through design and inquiry

12/04/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Gaming, Robotics

I first discovered computer science (CS) and coding more than 20 years ago while completing my undergraduate work. Little did I know that one day CS would be the

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Jennie Magiera: Give voice to the untold stories of your students [video]

Jennie Magiera: Give voice to the untold stories of your students [video]

11/22/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, ISTE Conference & Expo, Literacies, Mobile learning, professional learning

Have you ever heard a speaker so amazing and inspiring that you knew your life would never be the same after hearing them talk? That’s what it was like to hear Jennie Magiera’s keynote speech at the 2017 ISTE Conference & Expo.

The Chicago-based educator…

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5 ways every educator can lead change

5 ways every educator can lead change

11/15/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Education leadership, Flipped learning, Literacies, Mobile learning, professional learning

Educational technology has long been considered a subset among a host of education topics. That’s no longer the case, says educator Mark Gura, who believes a powerful reversal is happening – a reversal that’s creating a new reality in schools worldwide. |…

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3 powerful words can unlock computer science success

3 powerful words can unlock computer science success

07/31/2019

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Gaming, Robotics

I was reminded recently of the three powerful words that capture the everyday miracles of learning and teaching. It happened as my sixth graders were just beginning to create ordered and unordered lists during their first lessons in HTML. All at once, I heard a chorus of voices exclaim…

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Student-run genius bar: The facilitator's guide

Student-run genius bar: The facilitator's guide

05/30/2019

Topics: Coding & robotics

Burlington High School in Massachusetts is home to the BHS Help Desk, one of the first student-run “genius bars” in the U.S. modeled after

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How can school leaders leverage computer science resources?

How can school leaders leverage computer science resources?

09/20/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics

Computer science is gaining steam. Parents are clamoring for more classes. States are passing initiatives. What started as a grassroots movement is now sweeping across the globe, coalescing around the rallying cry of “…

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